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Uyuni's Antique Train Cemetery In Bolivia E-mail
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Uyuni's Antique Train Cemetery In Bolivia
Uyuni is a city in the southwest of Bolivia. It primarily serves as a gateway for tourists visiting the world's largest salt flats, the nearby Uyuni salt flat, the named called Lake Salar de Uyuni. The antique train cemetery is also one of the major tourist attractions of the area. It is located 3 km outside Uyuni and is connected to it by the old train tracks. The town served in the past as a distribution hub for the trains carrying minerals on their way to the Pacific Ocean ports. The train lines were built by British engineers who arrived near the end of the 19th century and formed a sizable community in Uyuni. The engineers were invited by British-sponsored Antofagasta and Bolivia Railway Companies, which is now Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia. The rail construction started in 1888 and ended in 1892. The trains were mostly used by the mining companies. In the 1940s, the mining industry collapsed, partly due to the mineral depletion. Many trains were abandoned thereby producing the train cemetery. There are talks to build a museum out of the cemetery.

The Mud Houses of Burkina Faso E-mail
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Burkina Faso ("Land of the righteous people") is a dry country in West Africa, bordering with Mali in the north-West, the Ivory Coast in South - West, Ghana and Togo in the south, Benin in the south - east, and Niger in the east. This is a poor country, even by West African standards, but it is very rich culturally.

South of the country, near the border with Ghana, is a small village 120 acres in size, called Tiébélé. This is the home of the Kassena, one of the oldest ethnic groups settled in the territory of Burkina Faso in the 15th century. Tiébélé known for amazing architecture and richly decorated mud walls.

The Mud Houses of Burkina Faso

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